|Date||Match Up||Rating||Score||Result||Profit||Lead Time||Analysis|
|04-08-19||Texas Tech v. Virginia -120||Top||77-85||Win||100||28 h 16 m||Show|
Texas Tech vs. Virginia 9:06 ET
Cavaliers over Red Raiders- I expect that like last Saturday the majority of the action to be on Tech Tech as UNLV dies thinking about what could have been. I am not referring to the 'action' in Nevada but the reason behind Chris Beard's short 10-day stint with UNLV. (I ask my Vegas buddies if he stayed with the Rebels would they be in the Final-4...HA. Beard found out the program out here is a sham and left as quickly as he could). Having lost last season as a No. 1 seed to a 16-seed makes this a storyline for Virginia and although Tech is 'really good' I believe the Cavaliers poise and big games experience will be the difference. Take VIRGINIA!
|04-06-19||Texas Tech +2.5 v. Michigan State||61-51||Win||100||31 h 40 m||Show|
Texas Tech vs. Michigan State 6:09 ET
Red Raiders (+) over Spartans- This should be a great one as Michigan State comes down off of the beating of Duke everybody's favorite to win the tournament while Texas Tech who won the Big-12 regular season title in making their first Final-Four appearance after taking down Gonzaga while Tom Izzo personally is making his eighth appearance. Both clubs are on fantastic ATS runs as Tech is 13-3 ATS in their last 16 and the Spartans are 26-9 ATS in their last 35 games overall. This is a game that should go down to the final buzzer and the points have value but may not even Be needed. Take TEXAS TECH!
|04-06-19||Auburn v. Virginia -5||Top||62-63||Loss||-115||28 h 5 m||Show|
Auburn vs Virginia 6:09 ET
Cavaliers (-) over Tigers- Auburn is riding the longest win streak at 12 among the Final-Four having defeated NCAA powerhouses Kansas, North Carolina and Kentucky and now face what many believe is the weakest of the four No. 1 seeds in Virginia. The Tigers have depth and they will need it as their top player Chuma Okeke is out as they face one of the nation's top defenses. Virginia allows only 55.4 points per contest while Auburn is surrendering almost 71 points per game. Following trends won't help much as the Tigers are 8-2 ATS in their last 11 while the Cavaliers are 45-20-1 ATS in their last 66 overall. That is a stronger resume...take VIRGINIA!
|04-06-19||Auburn v. Virginia UNDER 131.5||62-63||Win||100||28 h 53 m||Show|
Auburn vs Virginia 6:10 ET
Tigers/Cavaliers (UNDER)- Although the Tigers like to push the ball up court they may have trouble beating the Cavaliers down the court for any easy baskets. Well coached Auburn plays tough defense as well and I don't expect eight clubs to get many really 'good' looks at the hoop. With Virginia's methodical and deliberate approach on offense points will come at a premium. Play this game UNDER!
|04-04-19||Lipscomb +1.5 v. Texas||Top||66-81||Loss||-104||9 h 38 m||Show|
Lipscomb vs Texas 7:00 ET
Bisons over Longhorns- Some might think that if Bisons and Longhorns are to be playing in should be somewhere on the range in Texas, but playing in New York City is not so unusual where you realize that Madison Square Garden hosts plenty of exotic animals during the rodeo and circus (since banned). Texas has had to win four games in the post-season to raise above .500 on the year as they played with turmoil and suspensions and an underachieving season. Lipscomb has won eight of nine straight-up and is 4-0 ATS in their last four. These two met a year ago in Texas where the Longhorns won 80-57 and now they are a virtual pick-em in NYC. Take LIPSCOMB!
|04-03-19||South Florida v. DePaul -5.5||96-100||Loss||-115||9 h 37 m||Show|
South Florida at DePaul 8:00 ET
Blue Demons (-) over Bulls- Top seeded DePaul showed some girth coming back from an 11-point deficit in game one only to fall short by a bucket 63-61 and are now just 1-5 ATS in their last six outings. South Florida who had lost six straight ATS at home before the CBI started has won their last four going 3-0 ATS in the last three. Now here's the clincher South Florida is 9-0 SU and ATS in the last nine meetings with the Blue Demons. So, to me it looks way to easy to take the Bulls...so I won't. Take DePAUL!
|04-02-19||Texas +1.5 v. TCU||Top||58-44||Win||100||12 h 44 m||Show|
Texas vs TCU 9:00 ET
Longhorns (+) over Horned Frogs- Hey, I was there...1978 Madison Square Garden, Texas won their only NIT championship defeating NC State 102-93 and 'we' cashed in on that day as well. TCU of course won their only NIT championship in 2017 and I only got to see that on TV (but, it was a 'Big Screen' TV). TCU took down the Longhorn twice already this season and are 3-0 ATS in the last three meetings but not three times in the same season and for the Longhorns, the third time is a charm. Take TEXAS!
|04-02-19||Wichita State v. Lipscomb +1||64-71||Win||100||8 h 20 m||Show|
Wichita State vs Lipscomb 7:00 ET
Bison over Shockers- Wichita State didn't measure up to cagers of the recent past but here they are after becoming the first team in NIT history to defeat the top three seeds in their bracket. The Shockers definitely got better as the season progressed and finished 13-3-1 ATS in their last 17 and with 22 wins and now joins Duke, Kansas and Gonzaga as schools with 22 or wins in the last 10 season. Conflict of styles will be forefront as Lipscomb the NIT's highest scoring team at 89.7 per contest while the Shockers held NIT opponents to their lowest out put with 62.6 per. Well, like when you send you kid to college..Bi-son...take LIPSCOMB!
|04-01-19||DePaul +2 v. South Florida||Top||61-63||Push||0||8 h 24 m||Show|
DePaul at South Florida 7:00 ET
Blue Demons (+) over Bulls- High scoring DePaul has made huge strides this season which including most wins in the Big East and he scoring highest scoring offense in the conference. (after tonight's game they will be the highest scoring team in school history) Both clubs have won their last three to reach the CBI finals winning three straight home games. Taking a look at South Florida we fine that they are 3-9 ATS in their last 12 overall and DePaul is 0-8 ATS in the last eight meetings. Pick your poison. Mine is the Blue Demons!
|03-31-19||Michigan State v. Duke -133||Top||68-67||Loss||-133||17 h 43 m||Show|
Michigan State vs Duke 5:05 ET
Blue Devils over Spartans- There are two things I believe and one is that Michigan State is the overall better team than Duke and that the 'public' also recognizes that after what we have all witnessed in this tourney. So, here are the Blue Devils the No. 1 seed as they should be a small favorite against a Big Ten squad that many believe got hosed by the selection committee. This is the match-up many wanted in the Final-4 or the Championship game and it really doesn't have the program impact that it deserves. That is of little consequence to me as to winning the championship you have to beat them one time or another. Duke is 12-2 SU all-time against Michigan State and when someone has your 'number' they have your 'number.' Take BLUE DEVILS!
|03-31-19||Auburn v. Kentucky -4||77-71||Loss||-119||14 h 54 m||Show|
Auburn vs Kentucky 2:20 ET
Wildcats (-) over Tigers- Wow, Megabucks and Money Game winners with both these clubs last time out while we've been riding the Tigers during their great run through the SEC and to this spot in the NCAA's. Now, seriously did any of us think that Kentucky would end up in the Final-4 after their opening game humiliation at the feet of Duke 118-84. I know there a 'few' that don't favor John Calipari but think about what he does. Every season he has to start all-over with a fresh group of young strangers that all see themselves as NBA stars and gets them to sacrifice their ego to the team concept. Okay, I have to respect his coaching...and recruiting! The Tigers also have one of the better NCAA leaders with personable Bruce Pearl bring Auburn to prominence after success at Tennessee. The Wildcats have two wins over the Tigers this season with the last come being Auburns worst and last loss this year 80-53 at Lexington. Can this Tigers team get past the Wildcats? This is a tough call as I would mind seeing either of them advance without any wager involved but there is...Take KENTUCKY
|03-31-19||Auburn v. Kentucky UNDER 142||77-71||Loss||-110||14 h 49 m||Show|
Auburn vs Kentucky 2:20 ET
Tigers/Wildcats- (Under) Defense is key in these most important of conflicts and when that is a teams mantra it's difficult to swim up steam so to speak. I mean look at these stats...Kentucky is 13-3 Under in their last 16 NCAA tournament games, they are 10-3 Under against the SEC in the last 13 and they are not only 19-7 under in their last 26 overall and they are 12-3 under in their last 15 meetings! ...DUH...Play UNDER!
|03-30-19||Purdue v. Virginia -4||75-80||Win||100||19 h 27 m||Show|
Purdue vs Virginia 8:50 ET
Boilermakers over Cavaliers- Both these teams have been good to 'us' going 3-0 ATS in the NCAA's with the Boilermakers twice as Megabucks Winners. I think this is a really difficult call as Purdue hasn't played at this level since 1980 as Six seed and as tough as they are they need to keep hitting their trademark 3's. People calling Ryan Cline a 'surprise' makes me laugh as he's a dead-eyed pure shooter and that doesn't just happen! But, I'd be surprised if he gets the shots he wants Saturday night against this hard-nosed Cavaliers defense. Virginia has had 'great expectations' shot down in disapproving fashion they past two seasons and time around they atone for previous failures. Take VIRGINIA!
|03-30-19||Purdue v. Virginia UNDER 126.5||75-80||Loss||-105||19 h 21 m||Show|
Purdue vs Virginia 8:50 ET
Boilermakers/Cavaliers (Under 126)- Big games have a way of tightening things up as not only the scores but more importantly the players performance. This is the deepest Purdue has been in NCAA action since 1980 and the rim might seem a little 'tighter' as well. And a veteran defense that is at the top of their game. Play this one to stay...UNDER!
|03-30-19||Texas Tech +4.5 v. Gonzaga||Top||75-69||Win||100||17 h 51 m||Show|
Texas Tech vs Gonzaga 6:10 ET
Red Raiders (+) over Bulldogs- Whoa...any team that plays defense like the Red Raiders has to really take pride in what they're doing, because it's not like being a great shooter there is no room for off nights. In some places I have a vested interest in Gonzaga making it to the Finals and I still believe they can get there with a little luck here. The Bulldogs have the nations highest scoring team 88.2 points per shooting 53% from the field and they will be against a stingy group that held No. 2 seed Michigan to 44 points. Cut it any way you want too but I'm taking the points with the Red Raiders. Take TEXAS TECH!
|03-29-19||Houston v. Kentucky -2.5||58-62||Win||100||12 h 35 m||Show|
Houston vs Kentucky 10:00 ET
Cougars and Wildcats- Of all the games tonight this is the one I would like most to attend. Houston comes in winning a pair of games easily defeating Georgia State and Ohio State while Kentucky won a pair against powerhouses Abilene Christian and Wofford pounding the first and struggling (but getting the cash) against Wofford. The Wildcats won both games without leading scorer and rebounder PJ Washington who still in a walking cast. Both teams play defense first as the Cougars allow just 57.2 per contest while the Cats allow 64.5 and are 16-5 Under in their last 21 including 9-2 under in their last 11 NCAA Tourney games. Houston is 9-4 under in 13 non-conference games. Tough call but...The Wildcats get it done, Take KENTUCKY!
|03-29-19||Auburn +6 v. North Carolina||Top||97-80||Win||100||9 h 3 m||Show|
Auburn vs North Carolina 7:30 ET
Tigers (+) over Tar Heels- I definitely believe that North Carolina is good enough to win it all and they are one of my personal favorites still left in the Tournament. The problem here is that they are up against on the hottest teams in the nation that is stringing together big victories. The Tigers are 6-2 ATS in their last eight including wins over Tennessee (twice), Florida and Kansas while winning their last 10 straight-up. The Tar Heels have had their way against the SEC going 20-8-2 ATS in their last 30 meetings while Auburn is 1-4 ATS in their last five against the ACC. Carolina is the highest scoring team in the nation and have a 10.5 rebound advantage per contest but there is an intangible working here and it's the Tigers 'Mojo.' Take the points...AUBURN!
|03-29-19||LSU +6.5 v. Michigan State||63-80||Loss||-107||9 h 35 m||Show|
LSU vs Michigan State 7:10 ET
Spartans (-) over Tigers- With all the turmoil surrounding LSU right losing coach Will Wade because of FBI taped conversations with regards to payoffs to one of their current players (Javonte Smart) who is still in the line-up. Interim coach Tony Benford has the second ranked SEC club running up 81.4 points per contest while Tom Izzo's club has won seven straight including 24-9 ATS in their last 33 games overall. A weak as the Tigers are in non-conference games (4-9-1 ATS) they are best when playing better teams with winning percent about 60% they are 8-2 ATS. Take LOUISIANA STATE!
|03-28-19||Texas Tech +2 v. Michigan||63-44||Win||100||25 h 32 m||Show|
Texas Tech vs Michigan 9:40 ET
Red Raiders (+) over Wolverines- I can't see this being anything but a tough hard nose defensive battle between two very well coached teams. Both of these guys have been 'money makers' for their backers as Texas Tech is 10-2 ATS in their last 12 overall and Michigan is 9-3 ATS in their last 12 against the Big-12 as well as 42-19-4 ATS on neutral sites. Overall, I just think the Red Raiders are a little better and they have had more impressive victories as they are 3rd in the nation in scoring defense (59.2) and they have won 21 games by double digits this season. Take TEXAS TECH!
|03-28-19||Purdue +2 v. Tennessee||99-94||Win||100||22 h 10 m||Show|
Purdue vs Tennessee 4:25: ET
Boilermakers (+) over Volunteers- The Boilermakers have been good to 'us' cruising as a Megabucks winner over Villanova while we have won going 'against' the Vols in the SEC Tourney and posting a pair of wins against with Auburn (SEC Championship) and stealing Iowa in overtime. Just line when I first saw that Purdue came up favored and all the rating confirmed that they were -3.5 I didn't look right and neither did this 'number.' I can't see the public turning away from Tennessee here. The Volunteers are 4-9 ATS in their last 13 and they have been getting away with it, not tonight. This one is from the oddsmakers and I believe it's a winner. Take PURDUE!
|03-28-19||Florida State v. Gonzaga -7||58-72||Win||100||22 h 37 m||Show|
Florida State vs Gonzaga 7:10 ET
Bulldogs (-) over Seminoles- I've been touting Gonzaga all season as you might remember they were the first to defeat might Duke. Except for walking into a door and getting slammed by St. Mary's in their Big West Championship games they have been a juggernaut both SU and ATS leading the nation in scoring offense (88.6), field goal percentage (53.2) and most importantly scoring margin (23.8). Florida State is good real good and an upset here isn't out of the realm of capabilities but not here Bulldogs are hungry. Take GONZAGA!
|03-27-19||Colorado v. Texas -5.5||Top||55-68||Win||100||10 h 21 m||Show|
Colorado at Texas 9:00 ET
Longhorns (-) over Buffaloes- Both these clubs won a pair of NIT games at home and will meet in Austin as the second seeded Longhorns will host. But, other then both teams willing to get here they have come by different routes with Colorado getting two covers and are 6-2 ATS in their last eight overall while Texas lost five of their last six until playing in the NIT but haven't covered (0-5 ATS) since March 2. It appears that the Buffaloes would be the side but a glaring weakness on the road has them 6-12 ATS on the road. Take TEXAS!
|03-27-19||Lipscomb +4 v. NC State||94-93||Win||100||10 h 12 m||Show|
Lipscomb at N.C. State 9:00 ET
Bisons (+) over Wolfpack- This should be an interesting match-up with an over-valved and over-rated NC State squad against a legitimate small school threat. I'm still have the final score of their home loss to Virginia Tech when on Ground Hog Day February 2, 2019 when the Wolfpack went under-ground and scored just 24 points in a modern day game. Since then they have actually rebounded going 6-2 ATS in their last eight. Okay, fine, but Lipscomb has already won at TCU and SMU and are 27-10-1 ATS in their last 38 road games. Take the BISONS!
|03-27-19||Coastal Carolina v. DePaul -7.5||87-92||Loss||-110||9 h 8 m||Show|
Coastal Carolina at DePaul 8:00 ET
Blue Demons (-) over Chanticleers- Now, this is a first...yep the first time these two schools have ever played each other on the hardwood (not to say that they every played on the grin iron or anywhere else for that matter). Both these clubs were below .500 when tourney play started with one major difference and major is the key word. Major as in the difference in conferences from the Big-East to Sun Belt and DePaul who has been a doormat for years won the most games ever. Chanticleers are 2-5 ATS after scoring 100 points and they lite up West Virginia for 109. Not this time. Take BLUE DEMONS!
|03-26-19||Creighton +3.5 v. TCU||58-71||Loss||-108||9 h 22 m||Show|
Creighton at TCU 9:00 ET
Blue Jays (+) over Horned Frogs- If we take a look at the way these two clubs finished the season we can see one is hot and the other is NOT. Creighton has made a late season rush going 7-1 ATS in their last eight while TCU has gone in the opposite direction going a meager 6-1 ATS in their last 16 games overall. The Hornes Frogs even struggled at home at 9-10 ATS although they are an amazing 11-0 ATS in their last 11 non-conference games. That ends tonight...take CREIGHTON!
|03-26-19||Wichita State v. Indiana -3.5||Top||73-63||Loss||-109||7 h 27 m||Show|
Wichita State at Indiana 7:00 ET
Hoosiers (-) over Shockers- Both these clubs have picked-up their pace in the later part of the season as the Shockers are 12-3-1 ATS in their last 16 and Indiana is 7-2 ATS in their last nine. The Hoosiers who had a nine-game losing streak this season are 5-1 ATS in their last six home games are up against a Wichita State team that 8-0 ATS on the road against teams with a winning record. In this spot it's INDIANA!
|03-26-19||Charleston Southern +1.5 v. Hampton||67-73||Loss||-105||7 h 18 m||Show|
Charleston Southern at Hampton 7:00 ET
Buccaneers (+) over Pirates- How about these two household names meeting in Hampton, Virginia where the Pirates are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games as hosts. So, that being said right off I'm wondering why the 'line' is so weak. Charleston Southern is 9-2 ATS in their last 11 games and 9-1 ATS in their last 10 games against the Big South. Tonight, I am 'listening' to the numbers. Take CHARLESTON SOUTHERN!
|03-25-19||Norfolk State v. Colorado -14||60-76||Win||100||9 h 28 m||Show|
Norfolk State at Colorado 11:00 ET
Buffaloes (-) over Spartans- Norfolk State is coming off of the 'biggest basketball win in school history coming back from 10-points down in the second have to beat Alabama 80-79 in overtime. Colorado 7-1 ATS in their last eight at home (8-0 SU). I just don't think the Spartans (who I played baseball against in college) can be emotionally ready and after the first half when the are down 8-or-10 their legs and hearts will give out in the Colorado Mountain altitude. Lay it...run with the BUFFALOES!
|03-25-19||Utah Valley +2.5 v. South Florida||57-66||Loss||-109||8 h 37 m||Show|
Utah Valley at South Florida 7:30 ET
Wolverines (+) over Bulls- First off this seems like such a small 'number' between two schools from totally diverse conferences. As South Florida comes from a stronger pedigree and at home against a team whose nickname I would have to look up other then the fact that I saw them play against Hartford in Las Vegas on November 19 my buddy Jerry talked me into it because he's a Long Beach guy and they were playing Iona (NCAA bound) in the other game while UVU defeated the Hawks 72-65 (notice how I threw Hartford's nickname in). Anyway, this this line where it is and actually having seen Utah Valley. I could say that the Bulls are 0-6 ATS in their last six home games. So, I will say GO WOLVERINES!
|03-25-19||Coastal Carolina +10 v. West Virginia||109-91||Win||100||8 h 33 m||Show|
Coastal Carolina at West Virginia 7:00 ET
Chanticleers (+) over Mountaineers- Okay, while we are at it how many of you knew that Coastal Carolina was know as the Chanticleers...alright, if you say so but what are Chanticleers. ( I had to google it) Anyway this has been a terribly disappoint season for West Virginia and I know that tough guy coach Bog Huggins will battle you with whatever he's got until the final buzzer. The Mountaineers give it a 'good old college try' in the Big-12 conference tourney wining two games before falling short like they way they will tonight. Take COASTAL CAROLINA!
|03-24-19||Ohio State +6 v. Houston||Top||59-74||Loss||-110||21 h 39 m||Show|
Ohio State vs Houston 8:40 ET
Buckeyes (+) over Cougars- Sometimes teams that had potential and never lived up to it mesh together at season's end. Surly a season with 14 losses is well more than Ohio State had played for but a few wins as underdogs during the tournament puts in all in the distant past. Houston is a monster no question but there are concerns over the strength of schedule and the lack of big-game pressure. Note that they blew their conference championship for the second year in a row after winning the regular season title both seasons. The Cougars are 34-16-2 ATS in their last 52 games overall and the Buckeyes are 5-0 ATS in their last five games at neutral sites. Take OHIO STATE!
|03-24-19||Oklahoma v. Virginia -10.5||51-63||Win||100||20 h 43 m||Show|
Oklahoma vs Virginia 7:45 ET
Cavaliers (-) over Sooners- Is Virginia doing it again...I mean okay, the Cavaliers recovered from their ACC Tourney loss and their opening round NCAA loss last season in the second half to defeat 16th seed Gardner Webb 71-56 Friday. Oklahoma meanwhile was out of character routing Mississippi 95 -72 and boy will they be surprised at how difficult it will be to score Sunday after approaching the 100-point mark last time out. I can tell you this...this may NOT end up my 'Highest-Rated' play of the day but it is the one that I like BEST! The Cavaliers are 43-19-1 ATS in their 63 games overall. POUND VIRGINIA!
|03-24-19||Harvard v. NC State -10.5||77-78||Loss||-105||19 h 31 m||Show|
Harvard at N.C. State 7:30 ET
Wolfpack (-) over Crimson- Whenever I play against an Ivy league school (ie Yale on Friday) I feel like I'm making a suckers bet. I can't help but feel the are over-valued and then I see a number like this. Harvard done 'us' good by winning at Georgetown but their play on Sundays makes me believe they are missing the books. The Crimson are 1-10 ATS in their last 11 Sunday games. Hey it's as good a reason as any, but this line is way big and I expect the margin to be at least 20 points. Take NC STATE!
|03-24-19||UCF +13.5 v. Duke||76-77||Win||100||17 h 49 m||Show|
Central Florida vs Duke 2:15 ET
Panthers (+) over Blue Devils- I know one thing, as far as I'm concerned Duke passes the eye test. Watching them is like viewing a different kind of animal. Really, I was impressed but they still managed to keep South Dakota State in the game as they have one glaring weakness that everyone is aware of (if it matters or not we will see) and that is their lack of a 3-point shooting game. Central Florida has the tallest player in the Tournament o UFC is 9-2 ATS in their last 11 games and 12-4 ATS out of conference. Duke is not only 1-4-1 ATS in their last six games overall they are also 1-8 ATS in their last nine games following a straight-up win. Take CENTRAL FLORIDA!
|03-24-19||Xavier v. Texas -5.5||76-78||Loss||-110||15 h 1 m||Show|
Xavier at Texas 4:00 ET
Longhorns (-) over Musketeers- Say it ani't so...done make me give out this Longhorn team, not after the way they failed me in the Big-12 Tourney against Kansas. Perfect spot poor execution and even worse coaching. So, what happens they enter the NIT and become bullies and are heavy favorites against a team with a much better record. Xavier enters Austin 9-1 ATS in their last 10 overall including 4-0 ATS in their last four while this broken down Longhorn squad is 0-4 ATS in their last four and 2-5 SU in their last seven. So, so why, so why are they favored like this against a 'hot' team like this? I would say home cooking and friendly whistles will help. Take TEXAS!
|03-23-19||Auburn -2 v. Kansas||89-75||Win||100||21 h 42 m||Show|
Auburn vs Kansas 9:40 ET
Tigers () over Jayhawks- The 'Red-hot' Auburn Tigers have ripped off nine straight wins including capturing the SEC crown with a win over Tennessee. And that is probably why the lower seed No. 5 is favored over No. 4 seed Kansas. The Tigers are actually lucky to be here as their first round opponent New Mexico State succumbed to the tourney presser and blew numerous opportunities to win the game in the final seconds. The Jayhawks who fell short of winning their 15th straight Big-12 title have won 13 straight opening round games. The Tigers are hot and the line gives them the edge and I'll take it. Take AUBURN!
|03-23-19||Villanova v. Purdue -3.5||Top||61-87||Win||100||19 h 29 m||Show|
Villanova vs Purdue 8:40 ET
Boilermakers (-) over Wildcats- My first impression of this match-up was that they had the wrong team favored until I actually paid attention to the seedings. I hadn't realized that Purdue at 24-9 was a No. 3 seed while Villanova at 26-9 was seeded sixth. Now, honestly doesn't that seem a bit off and maybe it's not as the Big Ten is 6-0 in their first six games of the Tournament. Looking at the history here we can see that the Wildcats are 11-2 ATS in their last 13 meetings against the Big Ten and 14-3 ATS in their last 17 NCAA contests. Purdue is just 2-7 ATS in their last nine games against the Big East. So, why is Purdue getting all this respect. Villanova has been sputtering of late going just 4-6 ATS in their last 10 otherwise it looks too easy. Take PURDUE!
|03-23-19||Baylor +14 v. Gonzaga||71-83||Win||100||18 h 57 m||Show|
Baylor vs Gonzaga 7:10 ET
Bears (+) over Bulldogs- I have Gonzaga slated to make it to the Final-4 but 'we' are off of a Baylor Megabucks win over Syracuse Thursday so both side could be appealing. The Zags had a virtual walk-over defeating Fairleigh Dickinson by nearly 40-points in their first round opener. There really has been little action between these two schools but Gonzaga is 3-0 SU but the Bears are 2-1 ATS in those meetings. The Bulldogs are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 against the Big-12 but coming off of such a rout brings them down a notch here. Take BAYLOR!
|03-23-19||Wofford +6 v. Kentucky||56-62||Push||0||14 h 46 m||Show|
Wofford vs Kentucky 2:40 ET
Terriers (+) over Wildcats- How, can a team whose nickname 'we' had to look-up to find Terriers be just a -5.5-point underdog against might Kentucky who taught another power Abilene Christian a thing or two. The Wildcats will be without the leading scorer and rebounder PJ Washington but they better look up because Wofford could be this year's Loyola-Chicago as they have won 21 in-a-row...that's 21! This certainly is a Samson and Goliath match-up so treat lightly...take WOFFORD!
|03-23-19||Maryland +2.5 v. LSU||67-69||Win||100||11 h 58 m||Show|
Maryland vs L.S.U. 12:00 ET
Terrapins (+) over Tigers- Oh, how pissed I was with LSU after they let a 16-point half-time lead slip away for their 79-74 non-cover win over Yale on Thursday. Maryland had a non-cover win of their own over Belmont 79-77 but they never had a lead to blow and were trailing most of the contests. The Terrapins have played well against the SEC and are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 meetings and are 9-3 ATS after an ATS loss. LSU is 4-0 ATS in their last four against the Big Ten and are 6-2 ATS after an ATS loss. So, put all of this together we also see that Maryland is 1-7 ATS in their last eight NCAA Tournament games. The Tigers have shown little effects of losing their coach Will Wade but will fall short of the Sweet-16. Take MARYLAND!
|03-22-19||Ohio State +5.5 v. Iowa State||Top||62-59||Win||100||13 h 6 m||Show|
Ohio State vs Iowa State 9:50 ET
Buckeyes (+) over Cyclones- It does seem a bit off that the Big-12 Conference Champion is just a No. 6 seed and it tells the true ranking of the conference. It has not been a stellar season for the Buckeyes who have struggled in NCAA action going 0-8 ATS in their last eight NCAA Tournament games. Iowa State has played well out of conference and is 6-2-1 ATS in their last nine. When you add that Ohio State is 1-7 ATS following an ATS win makes the Cyclones so attractive and that is not good for them. Take the BUCKEYES!
|03-22-19||Washington +3 v. Utah State||78-61||Win||100||10 h 57 m||Show|
Washington vs Utah State 6:50 ET
Huskies (+) over Aggies- I really like Utah State and have had great success with them (see Megabucks over NV) and has been disappointed in Washington when I needed them. The Aggies have won their last 10 and are a small favorite over the Huskies who are 1-6 ATS in their last seven games overall. Washington looked as though they had a shot at the PAC-12 title but fell by the wayside down the stretch. A new life for the Huskies...take WASHINGTON!
|03-22-19||Oregon v. Wisconsin -2||72-54||Loss||-105||8 h 55 m||Show|
Oregon vs Wisconsin 4:40 ET
Badgers (+) over Ducks- Whoa...how thing have changed in five days! Oregon swept through the PAC-12 Tournament and have won eight straight earning a No. 12 seed after a mediocre season while Wisconsin has been disappointing to 'me' personally closing the year 2-7-1 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Badgers are led by three-time first-team All-Big Ten center Ethan Happ who is a triple-double threat every time out. I just believe the Badgers are tougher and that the Ducks streak is over as they can continue to run...Take WISCONSIN!
|03-22-19||Cal-Irvine v. Kansas State -4||70-64||Loss||-110||5 h 56 m||Show|
UC Irvine vs Kansas State 2:00 ET
Wildcats (+) over Anteaters- Jerry aside...The Anteaters are a betting favorite in Las Vegas and maybe for good reason as they are on a 16-game winning streak and are 20-13-1 ATS on the season. Maybe 30 outright wins on the court have something to do with it as well. Kansas State has been no slough this season after a great NCAA run last year they won 25 games and post a 19-13-1 ATS record. The Wildcats do it with defense allowing just 59.2 points per contest and that ranks 3rd Nationally. They have the experience and the pedigree in comparison...take KANSAS STATE!
|03-22-19||Iowa +5 v. Cincinnati||79-72||Win||100||3 h 4 m||Show|
Iowa vs Cincinnati 12:15 ET
Hawkeyes (+) over Bearcats- There are some games you just have to wonder how the 'line' can be where it is as the Bookmakers know they will get heavy action on just one side. That is how I view this game between Iowa and Cincinnati. The Bearcats come off of a huge AAC Tournament Championship defeating Houston 69-57 holding the Cougars to 30% shooting. Iowa was going in the opposite direction as the season closed losing five of their last six. This is why I think this 'line' is not 'right' and it is not a mistake. Take IOWA!
|03-21-19||Baylor +2 v. Syracuse||Top||78-69||Win||100||25 h 51 m||Show|
#9 Baylor vs #8 Syracuse 10:00 ET
Bears (+) over Orange- Both these clubs come limping into the Tournament and are off of what for each of them can be considered disappointing seasons. Syracuse has dropped five of their last seven going 2-5 ATS while Baylor has lost their last four and has just one 'cover' in their last 11 games going 1-8-2 ATS. The Orange have been 'hit' if not run over with late season turmoil and emotions, it's just something they will carry until the season ends Thursday night. The Bears are not big but they led the Big-12 in rebounding margin grabbing 6.3 more boards per game than their opponents. Take BAYLOR!
|03-21-19||St. Mary's v. Villanova -4||57-61||Push||0||23 h 45 m||Show|
#11 St. Mary's vs #6 Villanova 7:20 ET
Wildcats (-) over Gaels- Let me tell you something for St. Mary's to defeat the defending National Champions they will need more than a 'Hail Mary' coming out of the West Coast Conference against the Big East Champions. Although the Gaels are 6-0 ATS in their last six versus the Big East they were never coming off of a Conference Championship where they defeated No. 1 Gonzaga. Villanova is 13-3 ATS in their last 16 NCAA tournament games while St. Mary's is 1-6-1 ATS after allowing less than 50-points in their previous game. Add that the Wildcats are 56-26 ATS after an ATS loss. Take VILLANOVA!
|03-21-19||Abilene Christian +22 v. Kentucky||44-79||Loss||-109||22 h 18 m||Show|
#15 Abilene Christian vs #2 Kentucky 7:10 ET
AC Wildcats (+) over Ky Wildcats- I'm sure most of the Kentucky Wildcats have no idea who Abilene Christian is or where they are from but I believe from the old westerns that John Wayne or Tom Holt ran some cattle through their territory. Can they play? We will find out for sure real soon but they are 7-3 ATS in non-conference games which means anyone not in the Southland Conference and 5-1 ATS in their last six overall. We know about Kentucky they are 19-9-2 ATS on neutral sites and they are also just 1-5 ATS in their last six games overall. Take ABILENE CHRISTIAN!
|03-21-19||Murray State v. Marquette -3||83-64||Loss||-117||20 h 0 m||Show|
Murray State vs Marquette 4:30 ET
Golden Eagles (-) over Racers- Two of the nation's best 'little' guys will go at it in Hartford, CT when Markus Howard the nations No. 6 scorer leads Marquette against Murray State's No. 8 scorer Ja Morant. The Golden Eagles have lost five of their last six while the Racers come in winning 11 straight including the Ohio Valley Championship. Murray State who has risen in recent seasons is 7-2 ATS in non-conference games while Marquette is 4-0 ATS in non-conference games. You will see the difference between the Big East and Ohio Valley tonight. Take MARQUETTE!
|03-21-19||Yale v. LSU -7||74-79||Loss||-113||16 h 51 m||Show|
#14 Yale vs #3 LSU 12:20 ET
Tigers over Bulldogs- I've been a huge supporter of the Yale Bulldogs this season but I still remember a quote from a friend who while we were attendance of an Ivy League game and had a losing wager said to me 'Never Bet on a team that you can play for.' Now, he was good and probably could have played for Yale but I don't believe that any of the Bulldogs starters would play for LSU. We are all aware the Tigers will be without their coach but the player in question is still on the court and leading his team. I will be very surprised if this one stays close...I know I can't play for LSU. Take the TIGERS!
|03-20-19||Arizona State v. St. John's +2.5||74-65||Loss||-115||10 h 2 m||Show|
Arizona State vs St. John's 9:10
Red Storm (+) over Sun Devils- Well, you can be sure there is no head-to-head action to compare this two as the PAC-12 and Big East are world apart in miles and style of play. For the second year in-a-row Bobby Hurley has his Sun Devils playing with the First Four in Dayton and are 4-9 ATS in their last 13 games against the Big East. St. John's hasn't been much better against the PAC-12 going 1-5 in their last six meetings. The Red Storm haven't won a NCAA game since 2000 but are 8-3 ATS follow an ATS loss. Take ST. JOHN'S!
|03-20-19||Butler v. Nebraska -4.5||76-80||Loss||-109||10 h 57 m||Show|
Butler at Nebraska 9:00 ET
Cornhuskers (-) over Bulldogs- Let me start by saying that both these clubs belong in the NIT as they both are nothing more than middle of the road plotters. This contest pits a pair of clubs that like most weak team play much better at home than on the road. Butler who is 1-5 ATS on their last six games overall are 9-23 ATS in their last 31 road games while Nebraska is 21-9-1 ATS in their last 31 home games. The number strongly favor the home team and so do I. Take NEBRASKA!
|03-20-19||Toledo +7 v. Xavier||64-78||Loss||-106||8 h 49 m||Show|
Toledo at Xavier 7:00 ET
Rockets (+) over Musketeers- Xavier closed the season in strong fashion going 8-1 ATS overall winning seven of their last nine outright. Toledo won their final five regular season games but fell to Northern Illinois in their conference playoffs. The Musketeers hold a 13-11 series lead over the Rockets who are 8-4 straight-up on the road while Xavier is 7-9-1 ATS as hosts. The Musketeers has taken a huge drop from last season when the were a NO. 1 seed in the NCAA and now a third seed in the NIT. Rockets won 25 games this season and can steal another one here. Take TOLEDO!
|03-19-19||Arkansas +6 v. Providence||84-72||Win||100||7 h 18 m||Show|
Arkansas at Providence 9:00 ET
Razorbacks (+) over Friars- This looks like trouble for the Razorbacks had their top play and All-SEC team selection desert the club like a rat as opposed to a pig to sign with an agent after their last to Florida in the SEC Tournament to enter the NBA draft. This from a player that was a part of a mid-season six game losing streak that he was a part of and most likely kept Arkansas out of the 'Big Dance.' Although the 'Backs' are 3-9 ATS against the Big East and are 3-8 ATS in their last eight overall they will have more unity without a greedy selfish team mate...take ARKANSAS!
|03-19-19||St Francis PA v. Indiana -17.5||Top||72-89||Loss||-110||5 h 22 m||Show|
St. Francis (PA) at Indiana 7:00 ET
Hoosiers (-) over Red Flash- Indiana who has lost 13 of their last 18 after a great start to the season (12-2) come limping into the NIT and opened as a 19.5-point favorite. This of course was bet down immediately because of the high stature of their opponent St. Francis better known as Red Flash and will might find out why real soon. The Hoosiers actually closed the regular season strong winning their last four while going 6-0 ATS in their last six overall before falling to Ohio State in the Big Ten tourney. The fact of the matter is the Red Flash will be 'Red-Faced' (Is that considered racist in our academia) after the way the Hoosiers vent on the court. They have to believe that this is their chance to atone for such a disappointing season. Take INDIANA!
|03-19-19||Hofstra v. NC State -9||78-84||Loss||-109||5 h 14 m||Show|
Hofstra at N.C. State 7:00 ET
Wolfpack (-) over The Pride- Such an unlikely meetings between these two who for no other reason than the NIT would they play each other but play they will. Hofstra is off of a heartbreaking loss in the CAA championship rallying from a 16-point half-time deficit to tie and then fall by the wayside in the final moments. N.C. State suffered the most humiliating defeat of the season when they scored just 24 points in a home loss to Virginia Tech. After getting blown out at North Carolina in their next contest they closed on a 7-3 ATS run while Hofstra is 1-7 ATS in their last eight games overall. The Wolfpack are disappointed in failing to receive an invite to the Big Dance but, really how can you invite a team that scores just 24 points at home in today's era. They will be motivated and want to get to NYC. Take NORTH CAROLINA STATE!
|03-17-19||Michigan +1 v. Michigan State||60-65||Loss||-109||13 h 29 m||Show|
Michigan vs Michigan State 3:30 ET
Wolverines (+) over Spartans- For those of you that have been with me (I thank you) you know that I really 'like' both these clubs and have both on again them as well. It was seven short days ago when these two closed the Big Ten season with the Spartans winning (For us) to sweep the regular season series. I assume that you know the numbers with State 22-8 last 30 overall and 16-6 ATS in their last 22 versus the Big Ten. Very impressive indeed and the Wolverines are equally as impressive 36-14-1 in the last 51 games against the Big Ten. So, take that...HA! Still, I have said all season long that I felt Michigan has Final Four talent and I still believe it. With huge revenge in mind the the WOLVERINES!
|03-17-19||Cincinnati +5 v. Houston||69-57||Win||100||13 h 12 m||Show|
Cincinnati at Houston 3:15
Bearcats (+) over Cougars- These two are meeting for the AAC title for the second year in a row with Cincinnati winnings last season thriller 56-55 with Houston (+4) getting the money. This season it's the Cougars with a pair fo wins covering both and are 4-0 ATS in the past four meetings. The Bearcats are 27-6 SU but come staggering to the ATS finish line going 1-9 ATS in their last 10 outings. Houston has ben a solid play the past two seasons going 33-16-2 ATS overall while the Bearcats are tame on Sunday's going 21-47 ATS in their last 68 weekenders. The Cougars lost only twice in conference and defeated Cincinnati twice...this one should play close! Take CINCINNATI!
|03-17-19||Auburn +5 v. Tennessee||Top||84-64||Win||100||11 h 59 m||Show|
Auburn vs Tennessee 1:00 ET
Tigers (+) over Volunteers- Oh my, and here we go! Bruce Pearl appears with the Tigers looking to shock the Volunteers in the SEC Championship game, something few anticipated four days ago. But now, Auburn has won seven straight and eight of nine and they can do something they haven't done in 34 years. Personally, I am very pleased with Tennessee after their 82-78 Megabucks win over Kentucky yesterday and I would think that an emotional win like that has to wear on you. One's adrenalin and natural juices are pumping until it over comes you even long after the game is over. Hey, Tennessee hasn't won the SEC championship in 40-years themselves. Maybe that's the only real shot Auburn may have because they are 4-10 ATS in the last 14 meetings and the favorite is 18-6 ATS in the last 24 encounters. So, here's the thing, all that, is just going to make this winner that much sweeter! Take AUBURN!
|03-16-19||Florida State v. Duke -7.5||63-73||Win||100||10 h 9 m||Show|
Florida State vs Duke 8:30 ET
Blue Devils (-) over Seminoles- No. 5 Duke may be ranked No. 5 and not ranked higher because of the two weeks Zion Williamson had to take off because of some eight-year missed a stitch while working for Nike in China...but all is better now they hied an 11-year old to take his place. Florida State who has won six straight is coming off of a huge upset win defeating Virginia 69-59 while controlling the boards 35-20 early on Friday. The Seminoles are 4-0 ATS in the last four meetings but have just one ACC title (2012) while the Blue Devils are seeking their 21 ACC title. Pedigree prevails...take DUKE
|03-16-19||Iowa State +2.5 v. Kansas||78-66||Win||100||8 h 50 m||Show|
Iowa State vs Kansas 6:00 ET
Cyclones (+) over Jayhawks- These two split their two meetings this season each winning at home bit with the Cyclones getting the money last five meetings and 8-1 ATS in the last nine meetings. Kansas who has 11 Big-12 Conference titles is the only member with more than Iowa State's four titles. The Cyclone are a perfect 4-0 SU and ATS in their last conference championship games. Although Kansas is 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games overall they get caught here. Take IOWA STATE!
|03-16-19||Tennessee +2 v. Kentucky||Top||82-78||Win||100||5 h 5 m||Show|
Tennessee vs Kentucky 3:30 ET
Volunteers (+) over Wildcats- These two clubs have battled all year both finished 15-3 in SEC action second only to LSU. After a shaky start the Wildcats have won 17 of their last 19 with their only losses to Tennessee and LSU. Tennessee is 9-4 ATS in the last 13 meetings and I expect a tough defensive game with the Volunteers getting it done. Take TENNESSEE!
|03-15-19||Duke v. North Carolina +3||Top||74-73||Win||100||11 h 5 m||Show|
Duke vs North Carolina 9:30 ET
Tar Heels (+) over Blue Devils- Well, this is the match-up we all really wanted to see regardless of Virginia's standing. It is said that one of the most difficult things in college basketball among the majors is for one quality team to defeat another three straight time in a single season. North Carolina has defeated the Blue Devils twice this year the first time of course when Zion Williamson went down 35-seconds into the contest and the final game of the season when the Tar Heels won 79-70 as Duke played without Williamson once again. I expect most of the action to come down on the Devils and it mat be a mistake. Take NORTH CAROLINA!
|03-15-19||Iowa +8.5 v. Michigan||53-74||Loss||-108||11 h 54 m||Show|
Iowa at Michigan 9:30 ET
Hawkeyes (+) over Wolverines- Michigan who I believed six weeks ago could win it all has won eight straight Big Ten Tournament games and won the title in each of the past two seasons. Iowa on the other hand won their first tourney game in six years by downing Illinois 83-62 in the opening round. The win broke an eight game ATS losing streak and was their first 'cover' since February 7 at Indiana. Although the Wolves have been dominant in Big Ten action going a remarkable 37-16-1 ATS the Hawkeyes are 7-2 ATS in the last nine meetings. Take IOWA!
|03-15-19||Colorado +2 v. Washington||61-66||Loss||-105||11 h 31 m||Show|
Colorado vs Washington 9:00 ET
Buffaloes (+) over Huskies- Washington had the toughest defense in the PAC-12 this season allowing only 62.3 points and were led by senior defensive specialist Matisse Thybulle who led the nation with an incredible 3.56 steals per game. Colorado who is hot at the right time has won their last five overall going 4-1 ATS. The Huskies have swept the series in each of the last two seasons going 4-0 ATS in the process. But, with 'price' where it is I see the rampaging Buffaloes over running the Huskies. Take COLORADO!
|03-14-19||Texas +3 v. Kansas||Top||57-65||Loss||-110||12 h 58 m||Show|
Texas vs Kansas 9:00 ET
Longhorns (+) over Jayhawks- Kansas who failed to win the Big-12 regular season championship for the first time in 14 years is seeded third the lowest its been since 2003-04. Part of the issue four the Jayhawks this season is that they are playing four freshman for the first time under Bill Self with the other starter a junior transfer from Memphis (Dedric Lawson) who lead the conference in scoring and rebounding. Texas has had another mediocre season under Shaka Smart and is 61-59 in four years since arriving and the alumni pressure to win is starting to surface.The Longhorns who split the season series with the Jayhawks can win here as the near full-season absence of Kansas center Udoka Azubuike has been noticeable. Take TEXAS!
|03-14-19||Georgetown +3.5 v. Seton Hall||57-73||Loss||-110||11 h 41 m||Show|
Georgetown vs Seton Hall 9:30 ET
Hoyas (+) over Pirates- Both these clubs have 12 losses and the team that loses here will most likely end up in the NIT with the winner's only chance for the Big Dance is to advance beyond this match-up. These guys split their season season both winning and covering at home with Seton Hall entering this game with consecutive wins over Marquette and Villanova while the Hoyas have won three of their last four. I don't believe the Pirates will be able to match their intensity of those wins closing the season against the Conference leaders. Take GEORGETOWN!
|03-14-19||Alabama +3.5 v. Ole Miss||62-57||Win||100||9 h 56 m||Show|
Alabama vs Mississippi 7:00 ET
Crimson Tide (+) over Rebels- The Tide have lost their last three and six of eight straight-up, while closing the season 1-7 ATS in their last eight overall. Alabama posted a 74-53 home win in their only meeting against Ole Miss this season and the Rebels have dropped three of their last four closing with a win over SEC doormat at Missouri 73-68. At 17-14 a disappointing season for the Tide without question but the ebb tide has finished receding and comes to play tonight. Take ALABAMA!
|03-13-19||DePaul +5 v. St. John's||74-82||Loss||-109||10 h 59 m||Show|
DePaul vs St. John's 9:30 ET
Blue Demons (+) over Red Storm- The moment I saw the New York papers declare that St. John's had done enough to get an invite to the 'Big Dance' I thought, they are in trouble here on out. They have proceeded to lose their final three games and are not a shoe-in with the bubble shrinking. In the often strange world of sports handicapping oddities occur and the fact that DePaul have won three-of-four against the Red Storm going 4-0 ATS. This is the first time these two have met in the Big East tournament and the Blue Demons enter with their most conference wins (7) in a dozen years and they are good enough here. Take DEPAUL!
|03-13-19||Northwestern +2 v. Illinois||69-74||Loss||-105||10 h 34 m||Show|
Northwestern vs Illinois 9:00 ET
Wildcats (+) over Illini- This sterling match-up has a pair of Big Ten bottom feeders with No. 14-seeded Northwestern playing No. 11-seeded Illinois who have dominated the Wildcats. The Illini are 8-0 ATS in the last eight meetings included three wins at the United Center. The Wildcats are also just 1-6-1 ATS in their last eights overall and I guess their best hope is the Illinois is 1-9 ATS in their last Wednesday games (really now). Anyway, the price here says that the Illini aren't going to just walk over the Wildcats. Take NORTHWESTERN!
|03-13-19||Notre Dame +7.5 v. Louisville||Top||53-75||Loss||-105||8 h 36 m||Show|
Notre Dame vs. Louisville 7:00 ET
Fighting Irish (+) over Cardinals- Winning yesterday's 'Highest-Rated' Megabucks over Georgia Tech 78-71 Notre Dame ended a seven-game losing streak. Seeded No. 15 the Fighting Irish are now up against No. 7 seed Louisville who received a first round bye. These two faced each other once this season with the Cardinals winning 75-61 with a commanding 49-30 rebounding advantage. Louisville did not finish their ACC season well losing four of five with the lone win against the Irish. That changes again. Take NOTRE DAME!
|03-12-19||Notre Dame -1.5 v. Georgia Tech||Top||78-71||Win||100||5 h 53 m||Show|
Notre Dame vs Georgia Tech 2:30 ET
Fighting Irish over Yellow Jackets- If there ever as a 'Don't make sense' game this one qualifies. Let's look at the 'numbers.' The Irish enter losers of their last seven both SU and ATS and are 12-19 ATS on the season where as Georgia Tech is 19-12 ATS so that is one thing that makes me wonder why ND is favored, but the more startling fact is that they are 1-11-1 ATS in the last 13 meetings against the Yellow Jackets and still come up the favorite here. Add that the Irish are 6-13 ATS in their last overall. This is just not right to me...take NOTRE DAME!
|03-10-19||Wisconsin v. Ohio State +3.5||73-67||Loss||-105||7 h 21 m||Show|
Wisconsin at Ohio State 4:30 ET
Buckeyes (+) over Badgers- There are a number of factors that are sort of point counter-point surrounding this contest. To start with Ohio State is in desperate need of a win here as they according to experts are sitting on the NCAA bubble which of course gives them incentive. Their counter-point is that center Kaleb Wesson will be suspended for the third straight game because of disciplinary action imposed by the athletic department, not the basketball program (so who knows what that is about). This is the only regular season meetings between these two and Ohio State has won the last two. Getting points is a bonus ...Take the BUCKEYES!
|03-10-19||SMU +2.5 v. South Florida||77-71||Win||100||7 h 1 m||Show|
S.M.U. At South Florida 4:00 ET
Mustangs (+) over Bulls- To start with this is a very short number for a team seeking it's 20th win of the season especially when playing a foe that has just 13 wins on the year. Along that vein we see that South Florida is 14-4 SU at home while SMU is just 2-7 on the road. But South Florida isn't playing their best ball right now as they are 1-7 ATS in their last eight games overall. That point spread free fall will continue here. Take SOUTHERN METHODIST!
|03-10-19||Iowa v. Nebraska +1.5||Top||91-93||Win||100||5 h 0 m||Show|
Iowa at Nebraska 2:00 ET
Cornhuskers (+) over Hawkeyes- There is a huge difference in the level of play between these two with Iowa of course having a much better club but they do have something in common. Both have been money burners for their backers as Iowa is 0-7 ATS in their last seven games overall and the Cornhuskers are 3-13 ATS in their last 16 overall. So, okay, where do we find the key to the winner?Let's look at head-to-head action first and see that the home team is 4-0 ATS in the last four meetings but the key is their home and away records. The Huskers are 11-5 SU as hosts while Iowa is just 4-5 on the road and more importantly they allow only 63.6 points at home over 16 points less than on the road. Take NEBRASKA!
|03-09-19||Michigan v. Michigan State -3.5||63-75||Win||100||11 h 6 m||Show|
Michigan at Michigan State 8:00 ET
Spartans (-) over Wolverines- I just love both of these programs and for good reason as they are both huge money makers for their backers. Michigan (who I personally love) is No. 7 as 26-4 SU while No. 11 Michigan State is 24-6. The Wolverines have won their last two and are an impressive 19-7 ARS on the road and Michigan State is just as impressive going 20-7 ATS in their last 27 games overall. They have both dominated in the Big Ten with the Wolves winning 37 of 52 and the Spartans 14-5 ATS. MSU despite nagging injuries are 7-2 ATS in their last nine at home and get the money here. Take MICHIGAN STATE!
|03-09-19||Duke +4.5 v. North Carolina||Top||70-79||Loss||-115||10 h 32 m||Show|
Duke at North Carolina 6:00 ET
Blue Devils (+) over Tar Heels- Oh, what a good one this should be as No. 4 Duke visits No. 3 North Carolina in Chapel Hill. We should all remember the first matchup when the Tar Heels whipped Duke 88-72 as Zion Williamson's shoe exploded as some 11-year old in China didn't complete the Nike stitching properly. Without Williamson the Blue Devils are not as formidable but still are a beast when on the court as they are 18-7-1 ATS in the last 26 meetings overall against Carolina including 9-3-1 ATS as visitors in the series. Although Carolina is 9-4 ATS in their last 13 this one should come down to the final buzzer with the Blue Devils prevailing against the 'number.' Take DUKE!
|03-09-19||St. John's +3 v. Xavier||68-81||Loss||-107||8 h 9 m||Show|
St. John's at Xavier 5:00 ET
Red Storm (+) over Musketeers- After have a long playoff drought St. John's appeared to have an NCAA bid locked up after defeating Villanova and reaching 20 wins but they have dropped their last two and could fall to the NIT if they don't make a better showing in what left of their season. Eight days ago the Musketeers went onto Queens and defeated the Storm 84-73 in their own backyard and now turn-about-is-fair-play. Note that the underdog is 7-3-1 ATS in the last 11 meetings and will get the cash here. Play...ST. JOHNS!
|03-09-19||Texas Tech v. Iowa State +2.5||80-73||Loss||-105||5 h 17 m||Show|
Texas Tech at Iowa State 2:00 ET
Cyclones (+) over Red Raiders- I like this Texas Tech clubs as they play great defense both at home and on the road but we've had great success both on and against the number this season. The Red Raiders have won their last eight SU and yet are a meager favorite here and are just 2-5 ATS in their last seven in Iowa State and 1-4 ATS in the last five meetings overall. The Cyclones are a powerful 12-3 SU at home and will be getting some points here which they may not need as they lead the Big-12 in scoring, free throw percentage and field goal percentage. At home this gives Iowa State the advantage. Take the CYCLONES!
|03-09-19||Tennessee v. Auburn +3||Top||80-84||Win||100||3 h 20 m||Show|
Tennessee at Auburn 12:00 ET
Tigers (+) over Volunteers- The 'numbers' behind the Volunteers are season are impressive indeed as they are worthy of their No. 4 ranking. At 27-3 straight-up Tennessee has proven their medal with a huge revenge win over Kentucky and a 17-8 ATS road record in their last 25 games away from Knoxville. Auburn at 21-9 is winning at a 70% clip and are 14-6 ATS in the last 20 meetings and yet have won just two of the last 13 meetings SU. The 'price' of this contest is way to short and the oddsmakers are looking for a Tigers upset and so am I...Take AUBURN!
|03-07-19||USC +3 v. Utah||74-83||Loss||-108||13 h 47 m||Show|
Southern California at Utah 10:00 ET
Trojans (+) over Utes- These two plotters still have a chance for a first-round bye as only Washington and Arizona State clinch the No. 1 and 2 spots. Utah has already taken down the Trojans 77-70 in Los Angeles as a 6.5- point underdog. USC has dropped their last two and is 2-5 both SU and ATS in their last seven outings. The Trojans have had their issues on the road 2-7 ATS and against the Utes 2-9 ATS in the last 11 meetings. But Utah isn't the same as pervious squads and have dropped 3-of-4 both SU and ATS and are just 4-9 ATS in their last 13 home games. Take USC!
|03-07-19||Indiana v. Illinois -2||92-74||Loss||-109||11 h 54 m||Show|
Indiana at Illinois 8:00 ET
Illini over Hoosiers- Indiana appears to have turned their season around after losing 10 of 11 and have wins over Michigan State (twice the season) and Wisconsin and have already defeated the Illini as well. But, the Hoosiers problems aren't done as they are just 2-9 SU on the road while Illinois has nine of their overall 11 wins at home. This contest in a matter of time and space and the space is in Champaign and the time id now for the Illini. Take ILLINOIS!
|03-07-19||Temple v. Connecticut -1.5||78-71||Loss||-115||10 h 41 m||Show|
Temple at Connecticut 7:00 ET
Huskies over Owls- Upon looking at this game for the first time I was taken back by the fact that the Huskies at 14-15 and 5-11 in AAC play is the favorite here. Temple has won 4-of-5 and have already posted an 81-63 victory over Connecticut as a 3.5-point favorite. UConn is 4-2 ATS in the last six meetings and are 8-3 ATS overall in their last 11 games. The Huskies despite this average record are 13-4 SU at home and that is about all they will have to do here is win the game. The Huskies had dropped six straight before a win over USF 60-58 as a 3.5-point favorite. This time they get there...Take CONNECTICUT!
|03-06-19||Fresno State +2.5 v. San Diego State||76-74||Win||100||12 h 26 m||Show|
Fresno State at San Diego State 10:00 ET
Bulldogs (+) over Aztecs- As I have said numerous times before San Diego State are the 'darlings' of the public and it look like the oddsmakers are give them a chance to lay a small price at home. To me it seems to be a 'come-get-me' suckers bet. Both these clubs have been money machines in this situation as the Aztecs are 14-2 SU and a fine 11-4 ATS at home while Fresno State is 10-1-1 ATS on the road. In head-to head action Fresno State is 8-3 ATS in the last 11 meetings overall and the underdog is 8-2 ATS in the last 10 meetings. Take FRENSO STATE!
|03-06-19||Clemson v. Notre Dame +3||64-62||Win||100||11 h 20 m||Show|
Clemson at Notre Dame 9:00 ET
Fighting Irish (+) over Tigers- Having used Clemson as my 'Highest-Rated' Megabucks winner against North Carolina last time out as their valiant effort fell short 81-79 but we did get the ATS win! After blowing a game like that where they had a late lead the Tigers may be a bit disheartened and have difficulty taking the Irish seriously. After all Notre Dame has lost their last five and eight of 10. But, they are 4-1-1 ATS over the Tigers as hosts in the last six meetings at Notre Dame. With a letdown out of Clemson expected we've take NOTRE DAME!
|03-06-19||LSU v. Florida +1||79-78||Push||0||9 h 23 m||Show|
L.S.U. at Florida 7:00 ET
Gators (+) over Tigers- Here we go again, trying to beat this LSU team that has been a thorn in 'our' side. But, I can't stop playing the winners here as the No. 10 Tigers are a virtual pick-em against a flawed Florida team. Here's the rub in this one, LSU is 8-1 ATS in their last nine road games and Florida is 0-8 ATS in their last eight home games and I can add that the Tigers are 12-4 ATS in their last 16 games overall. The Gators are off of a 61-55 loss to Georgia ad an 11-point favorite and now they are favored over the Tigers. It does not make sense. But, there is a sliver lining as the Gators are 3-1 ATS in their last four meetings as hosts. Take FLORIDA!
|03-05-19||Mississippi State +8 v. Tennessee||54-71||Loss||-105||12 h 26 m||Show|
Mississippi State at Tennessee 9:00 ET
Bulldogs (+) over Volunteers- Although Tennessee is No. 4 and ready to set a school record for wins in a season they are just 1-5 ATS in their last six games overall with the lone ATS win coming against Kentucky in a huge revenge games. Mississippi State meanwhile in trending in the opposite direction winning five straight before and they are 5-1 ATS in their last six overall before a loss at Auburn Saturday. The Volunteers are undefeated 17-0 at home but have a losing home record ATS at 7-8-1. With the Vols off of a huge win and the Bulldogs off of a disappoint loss I expect each to move to the center with MISSISSIPPI STATE getting the money. Take the BULLDOGS!
|03-05-19||Kentucky v. Ole Miss +5.5||80-76||Win||100||12 h 21 m||Show|
Kentucky at Mississippi 9:00 ET
Rebels (+) over Wildcats- Okay I'll start by saying how Kentucky has dominated this series going 106-13 SU over the years and have won the last nine meetings by an average 14.8 points. Although the Wildcats are off of a crushing loss to Tennessee Saturday they are still 10-4 ATS in their lat 14 overall and 6-1 ATS in their last seven against Mississippi. But, buyer beware as the Rebels are 22-8 ATS in their last 30 games overall and get the money here. Take MISSISSIPPI!
|03-05-19||Kansas v. Oklahoma +1.5||Top||68-81||Win||100||12 h 25 m||Show|
Kansas at Oklahoma 9:00 ET
Sooners (+) over Jayhawks- My first thoughts when analyzing the Jayhawks is that they are just not the same quality as pervious seasons. After losing their big man early in the year they haven't fully recovered as their 13-16 overall ATS record would indicate as they are just 3-7 ATS in true road games and 5-9 ATS in all game outside of Lawerence. Oklahoma has two games left before the Big-12 tourney to impress the NCAA Big Dance selection committee. The Sooners are just 3-19 overall against Kansas in the last 22 meetings but have been great ATS 18-8-3 ATS this season and 6-2 ATS as home dogs. Take OKLAHOMA!
|03-04-19||Texas v. Texas Tech -8.5||51-70||Win||100||12 h 28 m||Show|
Texas at Texas Tech 9:00 ET
Red Raiders (-) over Longhorns- No. 11 Texas Tech has won six straight and the last three in this series. Texas under guru Shaka Smart have been disappointing but are 4-0 ATS in their last four road games and 4-0 ATS in their last four road games as well. But, the Red Raiders defense has them 6-1 ATS in their last seven games overall. With the Raiders allowing just 58.4 points per contest and keep opponents shooting 36.7%. The leading rebounder for Texas averages just 7.6 per contest and that won't cut it tonight. Take TEXAS TECH!
|03-04-19||Kansas State v. TCU +2||Top||64-52||Loss||-109||13 h 32 m||Show|
Kansas State at TCU 9:00 ET
Horned Frogs (+) over Wildcats- Well although I was 2-1 with 'our' Top-3 NCAA Best Bets on Saturday, I actually blew it by using the Horned Frogs 'on top' and was blown out by Texas Tech. Now, they get to host No.15 Kansas State who they have struggled against the last five seasons. Kansas State has 'covered' the last two meetings and six of the last eight and is 10-2-1 ATS in their last 13 contests in the Big-12. Although TCU is 1-5 ATS in their last six games overall they are 6-2 ATS at home against teams with winning road records and the home team is 4-0 ATS in the last four meetings. With the 'line' under a 3-point bucket the Wildcats become a 'suckers' bet. Take TCU!
|03-04-19||Virginia v. Syracuse +6.5||79-53||Loss||-105||10 h 27 m||Show|
Virginia at Syracuse 7:00 ET
Orange (+) over Cavaliers- No. 2 Virginia invades the Carrier Dome in Syracuse where the Orange are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games. Both these well coached teams have been money makers as they have delivered ATS wins. Virginia who plays the best defense in the country is Cavaliers are 41-16-1 ATS in their last 58 contests and are 37-14-1 ATS on the road (Amazing). But the Orange can and will stand up to that as they play their own brand of tough defense and are 13-5 ATS in their lats 18 games overall and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 at home. Take SYRACUSE!
|03-03-19||Washington v. Stanford +2||62-61||Win||100||8 h 3 m||Show|
Washington at Stanford 4:00 ET
Cardinal (+) over Huskies- No. 25 Washington is off of a shocking loss at California to after having won 8-of-9 both SU and ATS and are 12-3-1 ATS in Pac-12 play. Stanford who is hoping for an NIT bid has won six of the last nine meetings with the Huskies as the home team is 5-1 ATS in the last six. The Cardinal are 10-2 SU at home and are off of their largest win of the season over Washington State 90-58. Stanford has won six of their last eight and will get another win here. Take STANFORD!
|03-03-19||Michigan v. Maryland +1.5||Top||69-62||Loss||-110||8 h 53 m||Show|
Michigan at Maryland 3:45 ET
Terrapins (+) over Wolverines- With a victory today Michigan would set a school record for wins with 26 in a single season as they are off of their biggest win margin of the year defeating Nebraska 82-53. The Wolverines have already defeated the Terrapins two weeks ago 65-52 at home and now face a young Maryland squad that is eager for revenge. On the opposite side the Terps are off of their worst loss of the year to Penn State and will be ready for the Wolves here. Maryland is 14-2 SU at home and 8-1 ATS after an ATS loss in their last nine outings. Take the TERRAPINS!
|03-03-19||St. John's v. DePaul +2||83-92||Win||100||4 h 3 m||Show|
St. John's at DePaul 12:00 ET
Blue Demons (+) over Red Storm- Okay, according to reports the Red Storm believe that they have already done enough to receive a bid to the 'Big Dance' before the conference tournament has even started. The though here is that St. John's who lost the first meetings between these two at home 79-71. Many will think that the Storm will seek revenge for that loss but their heads are not on right at this time. Add that DePaul is 8-3-1 ATS in the last 12 meetings and the underdog is 9-3-1 ATS in the last 13 meetings. Take the BLUE DEMONS!
|03-02-19||Boise State +2 v. UNLV||81-85||Loss||-104||14 h 42 m||Show|
Boise State at UNLV 10:30 ET
Broncos (+) over Rebels- They have got to be kidding...I mean this Boise State team is 11-17 straight up and 3-8 SU on the road. So, how are they such a small underdog in Las Vegas. Well, the point here is that UNLV has major issues with their program and personnel. The Broncos have lost their last four SU while the Rebels are 6-9 ATS as hosts and just 3-7 ATS overall. Look it is very difficult making a case for the Broncos other than the Rebels are really not very good and have a weak head coach. Somehow it's BOSIE STATE!
|03-02-19||Nevada v. Utah State +2||76-81||Win||100||12 h 5 m||Show|
Nevada at Utah State 8:30 ET
Aggies (+) over Wold Pack- No. 13 Nevada has picked up the slack left by their southern rival UNLV (who the swept this season) and are an impressive 26-2 SU on the season. Unheralded Utah State is getting no respect and trail the Wolf Pack by just a half game in the MWC and are a dominating 19-5 all time at home against Nevada including 6-1 ATS in their last seven trips as hosts to the Pack. Although Nevada is 8-2 straight-up in true road games they are in for a long night here. Take UTAH STATE!
|03-02-19||North Carolina v. Clemson +4.5||Top||81-79||Win||100||10 h 39 m||Show|
North Carolina at Clemson 6:00 ET
Tigers (+) over Tar Heels- North Carolina has risen to No. 5 in the polls as they have won four straight since their loss to Virginia but have won 12 of their last 13 straight-up and are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games. Continuing with the Heels the favorite is 9-3-1 ATS in the last 13 meetings. So with these 'numbers' I am surprised NC is such a meager favorite. Clemson is 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games and are 12-3 straight-up as hosts. The Tigers defense (63.8) is third in the ACC while the Heels offense is number one. Still, this 'price' is way too low...take CLEMSON!
|03-02-19||Texas Tech v. TCU +4||81-66||Loss||-115||8 h 31 m||Show|
Texas Tech at TCU 4:00 ET
Horned Frogs (+) over Red Raiders- No. 11 Texas Tech (Yep that's right) invades Fort Worth with a tough defense and five straight wins by an average of 25 points. TCU started 15-4 and four and then lost five of seven before 'our' Megabucks win over Iowa State last Saturday and then they dropped an overtime battle to lowly West Virginia. The Horned Frogs are 10-4 ATS in their last 14 home games although the Red Raiders are 8-1 ATS in their last five at TCU the 'price' gives this one away. Take TEXAS CHRISTIAN!
|03-02-19||LSU v. Alabama +2||74-69||Loss||-110||3 h 17 m||Show|
L.S.U. at Alabama 12:00 ET
Crimson Tide (+) over Tigers- No. 14 LSU in a bit of a surprise lead the SEC (13-2) and posted a pair of wins against Tennessee and Texas A&M without their leading scorer Tremont Waters who will return today. The Tigers have been outstanding on the road going 7-1 ATS in their last eight while Alabama is 10-3 straight-up at home. As a matter of fact the home team is 14-6-1 ATS the last 21 meetings. Although the favorite is 15-5-1 ATS the Tide have enough to get it done here. Take ALABAMA!